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Poster: bluedevil Date: Aug 26, 2010 10:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: GD Business Model rears it's "ugly" head

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/26/us/politics/26freedom.html?_r=2&;ref=todays

[I Have A Dream .... but it doesn't involved Beck and Palin]

Staff members like to say that they model FreedomWorks on the Grateful Dead or Virgin Atlantic Airways: they want to build a like-minded community, an endeavor that is as much fun as work.

But they are also deeply ideological; a portrait of Ayn Rand hangs on the office walls along with one of Jerry Garcia. FreedomWorks was founded to promote the theories of the Austrian economic school, which argues that economic models are useless because they cannot account for all the variables of human behavior, and that markets must be unfettered to succeed.

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Aug 26, 2010 11:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: GD Business Model rears it's 'ugly' head

I kinda like this tea party thing if only for a healthy shake up of the two party system, but they are already compromising their "extremism":

"Its candidates are libertarians and economic conservatives, but in the 2010 midterm elections, FreedomWorks is urging Tea Party groups to work for any Republican, on the theory that a compromised Republican is better than Democratic control of Congress. "

Back to the partisan BS... oh boy... politics are truly dead

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Aug 26, 2010 11:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: GD Business Model rears it's 'ugly' head

It's just sad dp . You have grown up without the best of members of Congress or Presidents . Maybe someday . It's amazing how quickly the current Presidents supports have fled from him , an equally how the Tea People have been compromised . I don't know what election day will bring . Hopefully gridlock so they will be able to do anything . I like the old fashioned idea of a two sessions of Congress , one in the fall , one in the spring for about a total of 5 months . Keep 'em out of trouble and closer to their constituents . As far as reigning in the executive branch's power , I don't have the space . I do wish they would all read the Constitution . I know the Federalist Papers is probably a bridge too far .

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Aug 26, 2010 11:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: GD Business Model rears it's 'ugly' head

I used to be quite angry about the nature of politics these days.... by now I just assume and accept that the government will do very little good for anyone but a few select and extremely wealthy individuals. All the good stuff I see in the world is coming from communities organizing and bonding together over issues like food, water, land conservation, etc.

Power to the people!

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Aug 26, 2010 12:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: GD Business Model rears it's 'ugly' head

If "they" won't read the Constitution, let's make sure "We the People" read the Declaration of Independence.

"That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness."

coupled with,

"But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security."

That's all I need to act on.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Aug 26, 2010 1:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: GD Business Model rears it's 'ugly' head

Mando , I am barely restraining myself .
I go to watch NC collages and review them to let off steam .

This was fun in a dadaist , surreal way ,

http://www.archive.org/details/ErnySama


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Poster: gumby69 Date: Aug 26, 2010 11:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: GD Business Model rears it's 'ugly' head

Here here it was a comprised joke from the start. Funny i didn't see any tea partiers protesting the wall st. crash only Obama. The rest of the world just shakes their head. Nothing like protesting against your own interest.Morons. LoL.

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Poster: gumby69 Date: Aug 26, 2010 10:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: GD Business Model rears it's 'ugly' head

The only thing these teabaggers have is Nutz on their chins!!

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Aug 26, 2010 11:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: GD Business Model rears it's 'ugly' head

Boring . What insight . Name calling . That's original .
Maybe time to get out of the sandbox ? Or not .

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Poster: gumby69 Date: Aug 26, 2010 11:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: GD Business Model rears it's 'ugly' head

Calls em' like I sees'em. Chumps.

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Poster: ducats Date: Aug 26, 2010 3:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: GD Business Model rears it's 'ugly' head

economic school arguing economic models are useless?

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Aug 26, 2010 10:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: GD Business Model rears it's 'ugly' head

I was just about to post that here.

I'll be glad when this "emulate the Grateful Dead business model" thing passes. Ridiculous for so many reasons.

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Aug 26, 2010 10:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: GD Business Model rears it's 'ugly' head

will they have a taper's section and circulate 5th gen tapes? (dude i'll be your best friend!)